Blue-Eyed Son

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Pan Macmillan, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 345 pages
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Nicky Campbell, the Radio 5 Live and BBC1 Watchdog presenter, was adopted as a baby into a comfortable Protestant Scottish family. He always knew he was adopted, but didn't begin searching for his birth mother until he was in his thirties. When he found her, what she told him came as a shock. The clash of cultures, creed, and ideology between his parent's world and the world he grew up in couldn't be more striking. In this refreshingly candid book, he tells the story of his journey to find his parents, the dark secrets that have been revealed, and the journey he had to make after finding them.

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This book opened my eyes to see into the heart of Nicky, how he felt, how he protected his Mum, and Fiona etc, but also mirrorred his feelings regarding being adopted. This inspiring autobiography opened a whole new world to me in the life of my son's heart and actions. I had him adopted 25 years ago at birth. We have reconciled but thru my own doing lost contact again for 5 years. In June this year we reconciled and i made it my business to know how to treat him and started taking books out the Library to educate me in this field. Nicky's story really helped me understand my precious son. I too have written my autobiography and have a real excellent life story to tell and encourage others, and the adoption of my son is also written about. I cant do much other than thank Nicky for writing this book as it really opened my blind eyes and my heart.
THank you once again
Annie Grieve
162 Crockhamwellroad
Woodley RG53JH

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About the author (2005)

Nicky Campbell has been a radio broadcaster since he graduated from Aberdeen University. He has worked at London's Capital Radio, Radio 1 and, since 1997, has presented a hugely popular show on Five Live. He is also a highly regarded television presenter, having appeared on such diverse shows as Wheel of Fortune and Newsnight, Top of the Pops and Panorama, and currently fronts BBC1's Watchdog . He lives with his wife and three daughters in south London.

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